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Decarb Trends: Western U.S. Future of Gas and the Rise of Low Carbon Fuels

Thu, Jun 15



Decarb Trends: Western U.S. Future of Gas and the Rise of Low Carbon Fuels

Join us to learn about the key trends influencing decarbonization in the West with Guidehouse's Danielle Vitoff, Director - Energy, Sustainability, & Infrastructure.

Time & Location

Jun 15, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT


About the event


Danielle Vitoff | Director - Energy, Sustainability, & Infrastructure


Vitoff leads Guidehouse’s global Energy Systems Decarbonization solutions team, which focuses on mapping optimized decarbonization pathways, advising on low-carbon fuel strategies, and developing sustainability programs and GHG emissions accounting methodologies for energy clients. She leads cross-functional teams to construct strategies that position clients for success in the complex and the changing landscape of climate and sustainability. She is adept at managing diverse stakeholder networks, exposing underlying drivers, and driving forward strategies with wide support. Notable engagements include leading the development of decarbonization roadmaps for multiple utilities, including advising on Duke Energy’s North Carolina Carbon Plan, leading the development of the San Antonio Climate Action and Adaptation, and serving as the lead author on a first-of-its-kind report for the American Gas Foundation: Building A Resilient Energy Future: How the Gas System Contributes to US Energy System Resilience. She has a background in architecture and specific experience designing high-performance, whole-building solutions for residential and commercial buildings. Before joining Guidehouse, she was the Research Director for Maclay Architects, a small sustainable design firm. In this position, she supported multiple Zero Net Energy (ZNE) projects and the writing of the book The New Net Zero. She holds BAs in Environmental Design and Environmental Studies from Montana State University.


Ken Goodwin, Applied Control

Rachael Anderson, Avista

Jeff Webb, Avista

Kent Crouse, Cascade Natural Gas

Shaun Henson, Cascade Natural Gas 

Mike Hopkins, FortisBC

Jeff Bush, Greenbush Capital

Shawna Nieraeth, MDU

Tom Carl, NW Natural

Ian Casey, NW Natural

Kevin Duell, NW Natural

Raymond Edwards, NW Natural

Don Kewley, NW Natural

Ian Maarefi, NW Natural

Mike Mott, NW Natural

Celina Russell, NW Natural

Dave Santen, NW Natural

Matthew Vollenweider, TC Energy

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